850 Cc Auto Transmission Bike?

Motorcycle.com Staff
by Motorcycle.com Staff
A buddy of mine swears that a company named Piaggio, who own a company called Gilera, are testing an 850cc "scooter" and are also supposed to be working on a 1000cc "scooter" with 130 hp! My buddy is a very level-headed guy so I believe it. If they have larger wheels I would consider it. What do you think fellow MOFOs? Anyone else hear this, and more importantly, would you buy one? I looked up Gilera and they do have a decent 500cc "scooter" -- I hate that word -- that looks something like a motorcycle scooter hybrid.

Who here remembers the Hondamatic? That late-1970s automatic CB750? Didn't sell, and lest we are doomed to repeat our sins, a new one wouldn't, either, we think, but we may be wrong. That was a motorcycle, not an overgrown scooter... Also, whilst talking aged lore, Gilera has quite a storied GP history. --MO

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